Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ortahisar Castle - Turkey

Another travel card and from another GTKY friend. But this was a very special travel, an honey moon :) That's right, an honey moon in Turkey. Relie got married not so long ago and she went to Turkey. That's really sweet of her to send a card to her GTKY friends. I wish her all the happiness in the world.

Ortahisar means "middle castle," and as its name implies, it is central among the Cappadocian towns of Goreme, Urgup, Uchisar and Nevsehir.

Ortahisar is famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. This 90m high natural fortress, a prominent landmark in the region – honeycombed with caves and tunnels, camouflaged by nature without the slightest indication of human presence inside – has partly crumbled away revealing some of its interior. Today it has been restored and the peak is accessible by a staircase. The Ortahisar Castle offers a magnificent panorama over the fairy chimneys of Hallacdere and the snowy peak of Mt. Erciyes. - in:

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